The seventh annual Prism Prize announced its finalists today, with two familiar names in the top 20: Rich Aucoin, for Meags Fitzgerald's cleverly animated clip for "The Middle," and Classified's "Powerless," an ode to MMIW shot in the Millbrook First Nation and directed by Andrew Hines.
The Prism Prize will be handed out in Toronto on May 13. In the meantime you can vote local for the audience award here (registration required), and check out the full list of nominees and local vids below.
Arkells, "People's Champ" (Director: Matt Barnes) Bahamas, "No Depression" (Director: Ali J. Eisner) Belle Game, "Low" (Director: Kevan Funk) Blue Hawaii, "Do You Need Me" (Director: Kevan Funk) Cadence Weapon, "High Rise" (Director: Lester Millado) Chad VanGaalen, "Host Body" (Director: Chad VanGaalen) Charlotte Cardin, "The Kids" (Director: Kristof Brandl) Clairmont The Second, "Gheeze" (Director: Clairmont The Second)
Classified, "Powerless" (Director: Andrew Hines)
Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R., "Best Part, a Visual" (Directors: Keavan Yazdani & Sean Brown) Deadmau5, "Monophobia" (Directors: Nick DenBoer & Kenny Hotz) Drake, "Nice For What" (Director: Karena Evans) Harrison ft. Ralph, "Your Girl" (Directors: Ft. Langley) Jean-Michel Blais, "Dans ma main" (Directors: Mauriès Matos) Jessie Reyez, "Body Count" (Director: Peter Huang) Rich Aucoin, "The Middle" (Director: Meags Fitzgerald
Said The Whale, "UnAmerican" (Director: Johnny Jansen) So Loki, "Athletes World" (Director: Lucas Hrubizna) SonReal, "Have A Nice Day" (Director: Peter Huang) The Weather Station, "Impossible" (Director: Colin Medley)